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  2. dale.m

    Optimum Gloss-Coat

    How does gloss coat react to matte or satin finishes? Does it add gloss? I just had my hood wrapped with a satin black clear bra and planning on coating it in the next few weeks but want the satin finish to remain the same.
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  4. Ron@Optimum

    Greetings!

    Welcome to the Optimum Forum, Dale, lots of talented amateurs here!
  5. The Opti-Coat line was developed to provide pro installers with their own label, not available from Amazon or other distributors. The products are formulated to work best on ceramic coated vehicles.
  6. What difference, if any, is there between the Opti-Coat and Optimum versions of Opti-Glass Clean and Protect? Is it just price and bottle?
  7. Dale

    Greetings!

    Hello Everyone, I would consider myself a detailing enthusiast. I have no interest in starting a business, however I do enjoy taking care of my vehicles and friends vehicles. I consider detailing therapy. I have used many different products, from Meguires, Chemical Guys (dont judge!) and Wolfgang. Optimum in my opinion is the easiest to use with the best results. I was first introduced to Optimum products when I bought my truck and had it coated with Paint Guard. I loved it so much I upgraded to Pro +. I have also added Optimum glass coating and TPC. Nothing but Optimum touches my vehicles (except bead maker on my chrome and my wifes uncoated car). I am looking to put Pro + on my wifes car in the near future.
  8. Ron@Optimum

    Big Red Sponge

    Great feedback -
  9. No Soap

    Big Red Sponge

    Just an update, the Big Red Sponge is holding up very well! No tearing etc. that I was afraid of in the beginning and it is soft to use when it stays 2-3 weeks in the same ONR-solution in a bucket before I change the water. Love it! This is the best wash media of them all!? Apex Detail - WASH MITTS!! Which Are The BEST? Let's Find Out!!
  10. Hi, My vehicle has opti-coat pro+ on the paintwork, and opti-glass pro on the windows. Right now I use no rinse wash and shine, plus opti-coat hyper seal for maintenance. However, I notice a gradual degradation of the hydrophobic properties of the glass after a few washes. Would this be better maintained using opti-glass clean and protect? How do opti-glass clean and protect and hyper seal compare? Also, what product do you recommend for removing hard-to-shift bug splatter if no rinse wash and shine doesn't do the job? Thanks!
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  12. Ron@Optimum

    Optimum Opti-Glass Clean & Protect

    I've used it on interior/exterior house windows with no problem...
  13. Thanks Ron for your reply. Do you know if Opti-Glass Clean and Protect can be used on interior office or house windows or will you have the same problem?
  14. Ron@Optimum

    Optimum Opti-Glass Clean & Protect

    Don, welcome to the Optimum Forum. Opti-Glass Clean & Protect will cause interior glass to fog up (the hydrophobic characteristics). ONR can be used on interior glass with no issues.
  15. I am from Australia and would like to know why Opti-Glass Clean and Protect can't be used on interior windows? Can ONR be used on interior windows? Is there another product that can be used on interior windows?
  16. It may have been the humidity and you may have used too much product. With most Optimum products, streaking/hazing is due to too much product being applied.
  17. Ron@Optimum

    OPTI-SHIELD SPRAYABLE PAINT PROTECTION

    Optimum is currently training installers in proper application. If interested in being trained/authorized, contact justin@opticoat.com or yvan@opticoat.com.
  18. Ron@Optimum

    Hello From SF Bay Area

    Welcome to the OPT Forum and we look forward to some great pictures. Give the Opti-Coat Pro+ 48 hours after application and it will look even better -
  19. so, I just applied Gloss Coat to a black car in my garage. Temps are in the high 80's and humidity is about 50%. I did in the morning to minimize the heat and humidity. anyhow, this is not the first time I've applied gloss coat, but I noticed there was a slight haze about 10 mins after the initial flash and microfiber wipe to level the high spots. I had to wipe with moderate pressure to remove the haze. I suspect that had something to do with a black car and being able to see everything or the humidity. can one remove too much of gloss coat with the microfiber wipe? btw, this was applied on top of Suntek PPF.
  20. Rinseless: ONR and Opti-Seal is the most effective combo (Opti-Seal takes care of the UV) but I use ONR wash & wax to get the look to change a bit even if I always use Opti-Seal as a drying aid. PS. Less is more when we are talking about Optimum products so really try to understand this! Do not buff the Opti-Seal high spots, think rather in terms of leveling (very gentle). Waterless: Look at Optimum Opti-Clean. This is what I use as a pre-spray befor ONR washes in the wintertime. Has a bit more of cleaning power. To start with, I would clean the car very thoroughly and maybe even use Optimum Paint prep before applying Opti-Seal to get the maximum bonding possible.
  21. Physics108

    Hello From SF Bay Area

    Hi Everyone, I have a 2019 all-black Nissan 370Z sport coupe that I'm taking to a detail shop in the South Bay area next week to have the Opti-Coat Pro + treatment. The surface is going to get a comprehensive preparatory cleaning and paint correction before the coating is applied and my car will take about a week to be done. I'm really looking forward to starting the process to protect and maintain the finish that should be superb. I'll post results later with my observations.
  22. I would like to know what Optimum products I could use to do a waterless wash, and protect that will be hyrophobic, and uv protect for more than a month in case I can't wash again? I was thinking of washing with ONR wash and wax, and then spray optiseal as drying aid monthly, but maybe I should do regular ONR, and Spray wax? Thanks.
  23. Glenn

    OPTI-SHIELD SPRAYABLE PAINT PROTECTION

    Ron any update on this product and availability? Thanks
  24. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fzbA5uLwzQM was wondering what was used to wipe it off?
  25. Ron@Optimum

    hello everyone!

    Welcome - there are lot's of car enthusiasts here and more than a little knowledge...
  26. RuchikaSood

    hello everyone!

    Hello, Optimum Forums community members, My name is Ruchika and I really like to talk about cars and also like to write about car care. Hopefully, I can contribute something valuable to the community Thank you,
  27. Ron@Optimum

    Optimum gloss coat water spots

    I'm not sure why your water spots are so difficult - there are differences in hard water and it's important to remove before they bake on. The Opti-Seal should provide a sacrificial barrier too.
  28. Samuel

    Optimum gloss coat water spots

    If I do so, donI have a chance to get the spots removed? I’d rather reaply gloss coat and have no spots haha!
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